“The modern school of in-yer-face theatrical brutality often boasts of 'exploring the dark side'. Holman, without crude shock tactics, really does so. And goes directly to the heart.” -- Libby Purves, The Times
“Marvellous... this haunting trilogy lodges itself in the mind and heart far more deeply than many noisier, flashier plays.” -- Daily Telegraph
“Charming, funny and faultless... a minor miracle.” -- Observer
“Holman's instinct for truth, and an unaffected ability to spot what's poignant in it, is what one remembers: that, and a paradoxical impression of spare richness, astringent abundance.” -- The Times
An acclaimed trilogy of plays exploring the impact of war on ordinary lives.
In Being Friends, two young men meet in a Kentish field in 1944 as doodlebugs whizz overhead. One is a conscientious objector, the other an artist, but an intense bond forms between them.
In Lost, May Appleton, whose son is serving in the Falklands, receives the visit that every mother dreads.
In Making Noise Quietly, set in 1986 in the Black Forest, a German businesswoman takes into her home a fugitive British private and his disturbed stepson.
Can be performed separately or as a trilogy.